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Our new address is
2200 South Ridgewood Ave. South Daytona Beach, FL 32119
One block north of our old location

Daytona Beach Auto Repair

(386) 898-0774
Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Monthly Archives: February 2018

When "Shady" is a Good Thing

Just like your skin can burn from too much sun, so can the paint on your vehicle.  It can turn dull, oxidize and fade the more ultraviolet rays beat down on it. One solution is to park in a shady spot, or you can buy a cover for your vehicle and put it on when you know it's going to be sitting in the sun for awhile. Yes, it takes a couple of minutes to put on, but in the end, keeping the gloss on your paint will help it retain its beauty… and its value. And it's not just the sun that can damage your vehicle's paint.  Grit, bird droppings, sap, dust and dead bugs can all ruin the paint.  So, keep your vehicle clean.  Wash it with a soap made especially for vehicles. Dry it with special towels that won't scratch your paint.  Remember:  DON'T WASH YOUR VEHICLE IN THE SUN. Once your vehicle is washed, protect the paint even further with a coat of wax.  DON'T WAX YOUR VEHICLE IN THE SUN, EITHER. Don't forget the vehicle's interior.  Plastic com ... read more

Service Center Standard and Procedures

Service Center Standard and Procedures

All FL pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget steps. It is also how they can assure a predictable outcome. That is why Daytona Beach automotive service centers including Honest-1 Auto Care have procedural standards for each service they perform. Honest-1 Auto Care technicians are trained step by step. And they perform the procedures step by step, the same way each time. By training to procedural standards, FL service centers can assure a quality outcome. The job is done right every time and Daytona Beach customers leave happy with how their vehicle performs. Each company trains its technicians to standards. The FL automotive industry as a whole is very committed to standards of excellence and encourages individual FL service center operators to apply them to every vehicle they service. An example is how ... read more

Automotive Tips from Honest-1 Auto Care: Serpentine Belt Overview

The technicians at Honest-1 Auto Care know your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some cars it may also power the power brakes or water pump. The serpentine belt is powered by the engine and winds around pulleys and the accessories. Some cars in Daytona Beach have two serpentine belts. The serpentine belt, the belt tensioner (which maintains the appropriate tension on the belt) and the idler pulleys are together known as the accessory drive system.Now your serpentine belt and the belt tensioner will just wear out over time – that’s why your vehicle manufacturer has a scheduled belt replacement interval. The team at Honest-1 Auto Care in Daytona Beach can inspect your serpentine belt for wear and get it replaced if it’s time.Give us a call.Honest-1 Auto Care2325 S Ridgewood AveDaytona Beach, FL 32119386.898.0774  

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Serpentine Belt

Differential Service at Honest-1 Auto Care

Differential Service at Honest-1 Auto Care

Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Daytona Beach, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your Honest-1 Auto Care service advisor that your differential needs serviced, or it's seen it as an option up on the service menu. Differential service at Honest-1 Auto Care covers a lot of things, so let's first talk about what a differential does.As you drive through a turn, your outside wheels and inside wheels turn at different speeds. Kind of like the cars going around a race track - the ones driving in the outside lanes have a greater distance to travel than the cars in the inside lanes. The differential is what allows the outside and inside drive wheels to rotate at slightly different speeds so that the tires don't hop or skip while taking corners, or lose traction in dirt or snow on Dayto ... read more

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Drive Train
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